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Geography Teacher and Lead Practitioner (for Instructional Coaching)

St Mark's are looking to recruit an outstanding Teacher of Geography and Lead Practitioner (with a focus on Instructional Coaching) for a full-time post in their Geography department.

Location: St Mark's Academy, London
Contract term: Permanent
Full time/Part time: Full time
Pay range: Main Teachers Pay Scale (Inner London) + TLR.
Reporting to: Head of Geography
Closing date: 28th April 2022 – 14:00pm
Interview date: 10th May 2022
Candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. St Mark's Academy reserves the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.

Message from Department and Quality of Education Team

Do you have the highest expectations for every member of the school community and believe in transformational education for all, irrespective of starting points and background?

Are you passionate about using cognitive theory and instructional coaching to develop teachers’ practice, so that everyone gets a little bit better every day?

Are you an aspiring Teaching and Learning Lead, who sees themselves leading on CPD and Instructional Coaching at a whole school level in the future?

Are you able to win hearts and minds with your inspirational vision for school improvement, underpinned by the school’s inclusive Christian ethos and values, Love, Hope and Trust?

Are you passionate about ensuring that students from disadvantaged backgrounds have access to a life changing Quality of Education?

Do you have the experience, skills, insights and determination to help lead the school from good to outstanding alongside an inspirational and values driven SLT?

The post is to commence in September 2022. We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and outstanding Geography teacher who:

  • Will provide both excellent teaching and also support colleagues across the school through instructional coaching. The ability to model excellent classroom practice and lead CPD for others to do the same is essential to this role.

  • Will do everything possible to raise the quality of teaching and learning in Geography and ultimately across the Academy.

  • Believes in building strong relationships with our students and who is willing to go above and beyond to support them in being successful and helping them to meet their full potential. You would be expected to develop, plan and deliver highly effective learning experiences to all students across every key stage.

St Mark’s C of E Academy is a vibrant and diverse 11-18 academy situated in Mitcham in the London Borough of Merton. The school was rated Good in its most recent Ofsted inspection (November 2017) with Outstanding personal development and welfare. The Academy really does have much to celebrate. We are the first secondary school in London to be awarded the prestigious International Values Quality Mark in recognition of the manner in which our values of love, hope and trust permeate all our work. ‘The school’s provision for the personal development and welfare of pupils is outstanding. It is highly enriching and supportive and focuses on ‘values in action’. Pupils are confident, thoughtful and articulate.’ (Ofsted 2017)

Department Organisation

  • Head of Geography and Quality of Education Team

How to Apply

Please fill out an application form and send it to our HR team on If you have any questions, please do email us or call the school on 020 8648 6627. Please note that applications will be reviewed upon submission and candidates may be invited to attend interview on 10th May 2022.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.